December 29 - The Port of Seattle, USA, has appointed retired US Coast Guard (USCG) rear admiral, Stephen P. Metruck, as its executive director.
Most recently, Metruck was commander of the USCG's mid-Atlantic region, overseeing 3,600 military and civilian personnel. Prior to that he was responsibile for the planning and execution of the USD10 billion USCG budget.
"I'm excited for the opportunity to lead an organisation with such significant economic impact for the region," said Metruck. He will start his new role on February 1, 2018.